1.2 Set 'Prevent Bypassing SmartScreen Filter Warnings' to 'Enabled'



The SmartScreen Filter prevents users from navigating to and downloading from sites
known to host malicious content, including Phishing or malicious software attacks. If you
enable this policy setting, the user is not permitted to navigate to sites identified as unsafe
by the SmartScreen Filter. If you disable this policy setting or do not configure it, the user
can ignore SmartScreen Filter warnings and navigate to unsafe sites. The recommended
state for this setting is- Enabled.


If this setting is enabled and the SmartScreen Filter is active, the user can ignore a
SmartScreen Filter warning and navigate to a site determined to be unsafe.


To implement the recommended configuration state, set the following Group Policy setting
to Enabled.

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet
Explorer\Prevent Bypassing SmartScreen Filter Warnings

Impact-Users cannot navigate to sites detected as unsafe by the SmartScreen Filter.

See Also


Item Details

Audit Name: CIS IE 9 v1.0.0


References: 800-53|SI-3c.1.

Plugin: Windows

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